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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 8 of 17

Part of March on Washington.

08/28/1963

The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Eighth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 3:56 P.M. - 4:25 P.M. Martin Luther King Jr. intro, Bayard Rustin reads demands, Randolph reads Pledge, Rev Benjamin E. Mays of Moorehouse College give the closing benediction and people disperse.


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Series
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Title

Part 8 of 17

Series Description

Educational Radio Network coverage of the 8/28/1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom featured an estimated 250,000 peaceful demonstrators walking from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to hear a political call to arms for economic equality and civil rights for African Americans. Credited with being the final impetus to the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the event famously ended with Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Series release date: 8/28/1963

Duration

00:12:57

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Subjects
Civil rights
Demonstrations
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963.
African Americans
Locations
Washington (D.C.)
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Contributors
Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah) (Speaker)
Rustin, Bayard (Speaker)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 8 of 17,” 08/28/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_27BB06E300874F279030125D1216C8B5.
MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 8 of 17.” 08/28/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_27BB06E300874F279030125D1216C8B5>.
APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 8 of 17. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_27BB06E300874F279030125D1216C8B5
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